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MLB Odds with Pick - Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Cincinnati Reds invade PNC Park on Friday.

Pittsburgh sends Juan Nicasio out against Dan Straily for the Cincinnati Reds in this game. Nicasio is 1-1 with a 4.64 ERA on the season, while Straily is 0-0 on the year and has a 3.50 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Pittsburgh Pirates as -145 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 6.2-4.5 result in favor of the Pirates. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Pirates sport a record of 13-9 heading into this matchup, while the Cincinnati Reds sit at 9-13 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati injuries news.

The Pittsburgh Pirates sit at No. 9 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cincinnati Reds sit at No. 30 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Pittsburgh Pirates No. 3-ranked scoring average of 5.41 runs per game, against a Cincinnati Reds offense rated No. 19 and scoring 3.86 runs per game. The Pirates have averaged 10.59 hits per game to date this season, more than the Reds hitters have managed (7.68 per nine innings).

Cincinnati brings the No. 29-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates's No. 23-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cincinnati didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-2 to New York on Wednesday at Citi Field.

Pittsburgh needed extra innings to get the job done against the Rockies on Wednesday as the Pirates defeated them 9-8 at Coors Field.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • Cincinnati is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of Pittsburgh's last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Saturday, April 30th

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